Women’s basketball shocks PCC in overtime

By Carlos Alvarez In front of her home crowd, East Los Angeles College freshman guard Olivia Ochoa led her team to a dramatic 93-92 overtime victory over Pasadena City College on Jan. 10. “It was a team effort. I don’t take credit for the win,” Ochoa said. With 1.2 seconds remaining and the Huskies down 92-91 in overtime, Ochoa made an effortless 15-foot jump shot to ignite a roaring celebration…

January 11, 2015
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Men’s basketball falls short against PCC

January 10, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team played hard against Pasadena City College, but fell short losing its South Coast Conference North Division home opener on Jan. 9 in Monterey Park, California. ELAC lost to PCC 82-81 in overtime and the Huskies struggled and failed to score easy shots. The game play seemed fast and chaotic as ELAC tried to take quick shots. This was ELAC’s…

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Men’s basketball opens SCC with lackluster effort

January 9, 2015

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team led 7-4 five minutes into the game. From that point on, the State’s No. 1-ranked team Mt. San Antonio College dominated with a 87-67 victory Jan. 7. Riding a three-game losing the streak, ELAC was out rebounded, out hustled and out worked during the teams’ South Coast Conference North Division opener. “We just (have to) forget about this game…

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Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

December 11, 2014

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

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Choral concert calms the night

By Sergio Berrueta A chorus of sopranos, tenors and baritones enchanted the night at the Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the S2 Recital Hall. Conducted by professor Dr. Anthony Lupica and accompanied on piano by Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale delighted the audience in a sentimental night of classical arrangements. The ELAC College Choir began the night with two songs…

December 11, 2014
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Elans show off artistic talents

December 11, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College students started showcasing their ceramic creations yesterday in an event by the art department to help raise funds for the ceramics studio classes supplies. The art department will take 20 percent of sales, while students keep the rest of what their artwork sells for. Students are allowed to submit work to sell whether they are in the beginning classes or the most…

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First Friday Jazz concert series ends year on festive note

December 10, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Jazz Band rocked the final First Friday Jazz Concert of the season with an eclectic mix of big band jazz numbers and classic Christmas standards  Friday at the S2 Recital Hall. Led by Music Department chair Robert Dawson, the band delighted the crowd in the midst of the chilly weather. The concert kicked off with the Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride.” It was…

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New regulation gives little time to decide major

December 10, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College will require incoming students to declare a major upon completion  of 15 associate degree applicable units starting fall 2015. This is completely unfair for  not only new students, but students who currently attend ELAC simply because people change their minds. As a part of SB 1456 or the Student Success Act of 2012 implemented by California Community Colleges, incoming students will be…

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ELAC to implement smoke-free campus policy

By Maria Isidoro An effort is underway to reinforce the smoke-free environment policy to ban forms of tobacco, such as the use of e-cigarettes on East Los Angeles College’s campus. Joining a growing list of colleges and universities with 100 percent smoke-free, tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free policies around the country, ELAC is developing a plan for a new smoking ban reinforcement policy. The new student-led initiative is called Butts Out Revolution….

December 10, 2014
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Elans return victorious from IAM3D Challenge

December 8, 2014

By Juan Ramirez Alex Zaragoza and Chris Aguayo returned home victorious after landing second place in the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge (IAM3D) finals held in Montreal, Canada. They were awarded a certificate and a $500 stipend and recognition for being the only community college participants in this project against universities. The team was the only community college competing against 22 different students from around the world. “I felt honored…

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